TriangleSquare wrote: ↑
Mon Jun 08, 2020 1:07 pm
zialeaf wrote: ↑
Mon Mar 30, 2020 7:21 am
Boxman wrote: ↑
Sun Mar 29, 2020 10:47 pm
How did it go, Steve?
Unfortunately it turned into a fiasco. Upon removing the original battery, a pack rat infestation was discovered, complete with a large, live pack rat who had been along for the ride, which then bolted and ran out of the shop.
Wiring damage was discovered. Insurance claim filed. Insurance company formula blows up, they declare the vehicle a "total loss." Insurance company now saying my only options are take their offer, or buy the car from them! Currently arguing with them. Dealer is keen to help (they obviously need the business), and is bending over backwards to with a killer deal for replacing the damaged wiring harness and installing the new battery. I need to resolve the dispute with my insurance company before I can move forward.
So my LEAF is currently in limbo at the dealer, battery is out, and it's going nowhere for now! The new battery is hanging out, waiting to be installed.
How did this play out? Did you buy it back salvage?
The dealer worked with me to bring the cost of the needed wiring harness and shop rate down so I could get my insurer to reappraise the vehicle and repair cost, which got the claim figure back to within the market value + margin ratio that the insurer wanted. They funded the repair after all, and my LEAF is back on the road, and all is well!